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True Food Kitchen

395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-593-8300
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Ranked #4 of 564 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Tucson
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Have gone to the Phoenix and Dallas True food restaurants and the one in Santa Monica is greatly located near the Pier. With no reservations I was able to seat at the large open seat area right away. There are lots of vegetarian and fish options. Tried the fish tacos this time. Love the edamame dumplings and kale salad.

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Santa Monica, California
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

True Food Kitchen is a tasty healthy option at the freshly remodelled Santa Monica Place. I particularly like the "Outside-In" burger.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Freshly served food , in and out veggieburger with Avocado and hummus ! Food was better THAN the service ! Overall great !

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Wilmington, NC
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18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I eat here every time we come to Santa Monica, many years now. If you are a health food person like my wife you will love this restaurant. She always has the kale shakes. Here is the good news. If you are not a true health food person you can find some really good food here as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were on a short vacation in Santa Monica and found True Foods close to our hotel. We tried it for dinner and went back for dinner the next night to try another dish. Both were excellent! The service the first night was impeccable-everyone helping each other, the second night was tainted by a server who didn't really have it... More

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Villach, Austria
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is really a great place if you want to taste something different and more healthy than on other places. I wish there were more restaurants like this. Location and service are great too. I would definitely go another time. The only thing I didn't like is that they didn't have draft beers but selection of bottled was good.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A diverse menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Everyone (including the kids) loved their meals. Nicely styled restaurant with outdoor seating. The service was very good.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were fortunate to find this restaurant as we walked by during a long weekend stay in Santa Monica. We are not vegetarians but everything we tried was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful with questions about the menu. She also gave us some advice on our sightseeing plans. The restaurant is clean, modern and was crowded for dinner. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent food and drink. Couldn't get a table so ate at the bar. Great fun watching everything being prepared. Highly recommended. The cucumber cocktails are superb.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm not vegetarian, but I love their food. It's clean and fresh. It's located inside Santa Monica Place on the ground floor. If you are looking for something light to eat or weekend brunch/lunch, this place offers variety of dishes and you can always find something you want to try. Oh, their drink The Natural made from ginger, agave and... More

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